Guidelines on the Life of Faith
What does the Bible teach about the virtues of Christians?
What Should We Pray About?
We can accomplish everything with God’s help. God waits for us to ask Him for help (Mt 7:7–8), and gives ear to our prayers in the invisible world. Therefore, we should make every effort to pray earnestly (1 Th 5:17). What topics should we pray about? Through the Bible, let us learn one by one….
When Should We Pray?
In the Bible, the forefathers of faith overcame many adversities by praying. Afterward, they were greatly blessed by God. Jesus, our Savior, prayed while carrying out the Gospel work when He came to the earth. Prayer is essential for Christians; it serves as a link connecting God and us. Through prayer we can express our…
How Do We Pray?
Prayer is a spiritual conversation with God. We must firmly believe in the existence of God and pray with all our heart and mind, believing that He will give us what we ask for. Let’s understand how we should pray. 1) Seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness If we ask for something from our…
Why Do We Pray?
For us to pray sincerely, we should know the reason and purpose of prayer. Some people may pray aimlessly without purpose, so let us see why we should pray. 1) We should give thanks to God through prayer We often experience and feel God’s love and grace in our daily lives. We can give thanks…
What Is Prayer?
Prayer is an act of asking God, not only for blessings, but for help when facing difficulties that we cannot handle alone. It is difficult for humans, who have limited abilities, to live without help from others. We cannot live without God’s help, so we should pray to God who wants to help us in…
How Should We Greet the Sabbath Day?
Let’s find out how we should prepare and greet the Sabbath day to receive abundant blessings from God. First, we should prepare for the Sabbath day through the Preparation Day. The day before the Sabbath is called the Preparation Day meaning to prepare for the Sabbath day. We need to finish our private affairs by…
The Proper Mindset of Worshipers
The disposition of a worshiper must be one of respect toward God. For example, if we were meeting a king, we would prepare appropriately for it. How much more should we do our best to prepare to meet God, the Creator of the universe? We should realize the blessing and the importance of worship, prioritize…
Order of Worship
All worship services have an established order of worship. There is a standard order of worship, however, they may not be the same for all of the churches due to certain circumstances. The standard guideline is as follows: 1) Silent Prayer Closing your eyes and praying to God in silence with a godly mind (Ps…
Worship or church service is a ceremony where we humbly offer prayers, praises, glory, and thanks to God for leading us to the Kingdom of Heaven with His holy love by granting us forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Which days should we worship God? The days we should worship God are: First and foremost,…
The Purpose of Keeping Worship Services
Inherently we are sinners from heaven. Then, what is the purpose of us worshiping God? First, it is to strengthen our relationship with God. The one we worship is God. God created the heavens and the earth, breathed life into mankind, saved us who are sinners, and even promised us the Kingdom of Heaven through…
The Reasons Members Should Serve One Another
God told us to “become the one who serves.” We, heavenly children, should please God by putting God’s teachings into practice. In the Bible, let us see the reason we should serve one another. First, it is because Christ Himself set the example of serving “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your…
How Should We Treat One Another?
God is pleased when His children are united (Ps 133:1; Php 2:1–2). However, if we are rude and inconsiderate of one another, it will be difficult to become one. Therefore, we ought to love each other, being polite and considerate, so that we can become united and please God. Let us see how we should…
What Kind of Words Should We Speak? (2)
We will continue to look into the kinds of words God wants us to speak. 1. Words of thanks But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish…
What Kind of Words Should We Speak? (1)
Our words reflect our personality, our thoughts and emotions. Therefore, as God’s children who have received the promise of salvation, we should glorify God with gracious and thankful words. Let’s find out what kind of words God wants us to use, by looking at the Bible. 1. We should throw away malice and speak good…
Blessings and Curses as a Result of Our Words
The Bible records the history of people who received blessings or curses as a result of their words. Through their history, let us think of what kind of words we should speak. 1. Peter received the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven Jesus . . . “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”…
The Importance of the Words We Speak
There is a saying, “One word pays back a huge debt.” It means that the impact of a single word is great. God has also taught us many lessons about the importance of words. Let’s find out through the Bible. 1. A Word is like a mirror that reflects what is in our hearts “Make…
Reasons We Should Study God’s Word
Why should we study God’s word? Let us understand the reasons through the Bible. 1. For our soul to live God’s word is spiritual food. Jesus said that man lives by the word of God. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the…
God’s Word Is Absolute
God’s Word is absolute, and there are no exceptions. The only way to receive God’s blessings and salvation is to regard God’s word as absolute. This is because God pours out blessings only upon those who absolutely obey His word. 1. Noah’s Ark God commanded Noah to build an ark, a wooden ship, on the…
Reasons We Should Endure
In our life of faith, there are many reasons why we must endure. 1. To be saved “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm [he that…
The Forefathers of Faith Who Were Blessed by Having Patience
In the Bible, there are many records about the forefathers of faith, who were blessed through their patience. Let us look at what kind of patience we should have, through their deeds. 1. Patience of Job Job was faithful and righteous in the sight of God. He had many children and was prosperous; he had…
The Forefathers of Faith Who Overcame Temptation
Satan has been tempting the children of God with all kinds of evil schemes since the creation of the world. We have to overcome all Satan’s temptations to enter the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. There are many records of the forefathers of faith who were blessed after overcoming Satan’s temptations. Through their examples, let us…
Victory over Satan’s Temptations
Satan tries to weaken our faith and destroy our souls by tempting us with secular things such as possessions, narcissism, discord, hatred, power, wealth, desire, jealousy, envy, pride, and so on, in order to inhibit us from entering the Kingdom of Heaven. We must overcome all temptations from Satan. 1. How does the devil tempt…
Why We Should Make Efforts to Gather in Zion
As parents rejoice when they see their children gather, God is pleased and blesses His people when they come together. “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together…